Seahawks Walter Thurmond says Wes Welker hit uncalled for

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  1. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    Wes Welker's hit on Aqib Talib in Sunday's AFC Championship Game didn't sit well with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond.

    "It was really uncalled for," Thurmond told reporters Wednesday. "The receiver ran right into the guy. I don't know the extent of the injury Talib had, but I thought we were supposed to protect football players in this league now. I guess not. I guess that only goes one way."

    The NFL cleared Welker of any wrongdoing for his hit on the New England Patriots' cornerback that proved to be a key play in the Denver Broncos' 26-16 win on Sunday.

    "It was a legal hit," NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said on the NFL Network on Wednesday night.

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick blasted Welker for the hit on Monday, calling it "one of the worst plays" he's seen in 39 years of coaching. Talib suffered a knee injury on the play and didn't return to the game. Belichick said in a radio interview Wednesday that he didn't believe the cornerback would have to undergo surgery, however.

    Thurmond, a fourth-year player, told reporters a penalty should've been called and that Welker may have received a "star" call from the officials.

    "If you're intentionally coming at somebody, it's supposed to be a flag," Thurmond said. "But they didn't throw the flag on him. Some players get away with a lot more than other players depending on status, but that's just the nature of the game."

    Source: ESPN
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

    Ryan Clark brought up a good point in comparing this outburst to Phil Jackson 'working' the refs between big games by making these kind of statements.

    Is Thurmond that slick? Doubt it but I can see this working to get refs on the lookout for these kind of pick plays none the less.
  3. Rottstein

    Rottstein Rookie

    A defensive back whining about uncalled for hits....